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Meet Nova OS, Cuba’s National Ubuntu-Based Linux Operating System

The operating system is called Nova OS and the latest available version is 4.0, released March 22, 2013, which is based on Canonical’s Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) and built around the GNOME 3.4 desktop environment. Yes, that means Nova OS does not use Ubuntu’s Unity user interface, providing users with a traditional layout comprised of two panels, using GNOME’s GNOME-Shell interface, but with a custom design.